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8th Science U7 L4-5

DefinitionTerm
The size and shape of the land surface features of a region, including its relief. topography
The difference between the highest and lowest elevations in a given area; the variations in elevation of a land surface. relief
The relationship between the measurements on a model, map or diagram and the actual measurement or distance. scale
Map that shows the shape and elevation of the land surface using contour lines, and shows other land features using symbols and colors. topographic map
The difference in the elevation between one contour line and the next. contour interval
A measure of the slant of a line; the ratio of rise over run. slope
A line that connects points of equal elevation on a map. contour line
On a map, a darker, heavier contour line that is usually every fifth line. index contour,
Process by which wind, water, and gravity leave eroded sediments in new locations. depression
The process of gathering and analyzing information about an object without physically being in touch with the object. remote sensing
A network of satellites that orbit Earth to measure positions on Earth’s surface. global positioning system (GPS)
A system for capturing, storing, retrieving, analyzing, manipulating and displaying geographic data. geographic information system (GIS)
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